The Cinnamon Bear is an old time radio program produced by Transco (Transcription Company of America), based in Hollywood, California. The series was specifically designed to be listened to six days a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
It was first broadcast between Friday, November 26 and Saturday December 25, 1937. Some markets like Portland, Oregon jumped the gun, debuting the program on November 25, Thanksgiving Day.
In the first season, Portland broadcast the program on two stations,
KALE at 6:00pm and KXL at 7:00pm.
When syndication problems arose at Transco, the program was not officially broadcast in 1940, although some stations might have aired previous transcriptions. No program aired in Portland that year. In 1941, Transco programming was sold to Broadcasters Program Syndicate, and The Cinnamon Bear was on the air nationally once again. In the 1950s, syndication was taken over by Lou R. Winston, also based in Hollywood.
December 9, 2019 Subject:
I enjoyed listening to this program on the radio when I was a kid and am nostalgic for it during the holidays. Sometimes we play it more for me than the kids. I appreciate finding it again.
November 26, 2019 Subject:
One of the best downloads and holiday traditions ever
Ever since my mom and dad talked about the Cinnamon Bear, they both listened to it when they were little . I always wanted to hear it and then lo and behold it was uploaded I played them an episode and they said that was it, it's been a holiday tradition in our family now.
April 15, 2019 Subject:
Great Fun Thanks
March 8, 2019 Subject:
I love it!
The great old classic! Yes, thank you, uploader Robert Farrell10!
June 11, 2016 Subject:
charming children's program
Queen Melissa in The Cinnamon Bear is played by Rosa Barcelo, who is also Joan Gregory in "The Magic Island" - also on archive old time radio- which is ostensibly for children, but enjoyed by adults as well ;) thank you uploader